NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Pennsylvania
The best list of independent Pennsylvania bookstores
Spark Books provides a curated collection of new and classic children's books that spark a love of reading, imagination, and discussion, while being a welcoming and supporting community hub for all children and their grownups.
A large general stock, strong in military, history, scholarly and fishing—lots of books for the general reader as well as the collector. Spend the night in the bookshop! Two AirBnB rooms available with 24-hour bookshop access. Check us out on Airbnb.com (simply use Avis PA as location). USPAP compliant appraisals for estate, insurance and charitable donations, from appraiser with over 20 years
The mother/daughter team of Margaret and Mary has owned and operated this bookshop since 1996. Our shop has over 26,000 books, plus drawers full of intriguing photos, maps, and ephemera, and colorful framed artwork lining the walls.
We have a wide selection of used books, a line of new children's books, new books by local authors, coffee, conversation & more!
Located in the historic East Wing of the Bosler Memorial Library in downtown Carlisle, The Bookery is a used bookstore operated by the Friends of Bosler Library. We have thousands of used books of all kinds—fiction, mystery, sci-fi, nonfiction, classics, children’s books, and more. Books are sorted by subject and are well organized. We also sell records, CDs, DVDs, prints, current magazines, puzzles, and seasonal handcrafts. We accept book donations—see the website for more information.
Whistlestop Bookshop is a independent book store that believes if you are going to be small, you may as well be interesting. We handpick our books and offer regular events, we specialize in customer service above and beyond the call of duty, and we strive to make every visit worthwhile.
Nestled in historic Chambersburg, Northwood Books offers over eight miles of gently used and rare books for the casual reader or avid bookworm.
We are an independent full service book store (both retail and wholesale) and wine bar. Personalized professional service is our focus. Finding whatever book you seek—or at the very least, its status—is our specialty. We host author events. Let us help with your literary needs!
Starr Books has over 100,000 books! In addition to our store, we also ship books anywhere in the USA! Visit our website for more details and valuable coupons!
The Doylestown Bookshop is a locally owned and operated bookstore dedicated to preserving the heritage and traditions of independent bookstore ideals.
Eagles Mere bookstore has been a fixture in Eagles Mere, PA since 1982. It was established as a discount bookstore with anything from popular fiction to rare and interesting titles. Today there are over 25,000 titles that can be found in the store as well as 1600 titles online. The bookstore offers something for everyone in the family.
Book & Puppet Co. is a shop crammed with puppets, games, toys, children's and adult books, graphic novels, zines, cards, art supplies, humorous gifts, educational collectibles and costumery. It's located in downtown Easton, PA, next to Crayola Experience, and hosts many events each week, including book signings, story hours, art classes, writing and reader groups, and of course, puppet shows.
As the name implies the Quadrant Book Mart & Coffee House is a flawless combination of the quintessential used book store and cafe. We are a diverse bookstore with titles in dozens of categories. We carry reading copies of thousands of titles as well as collectible and rare volumes.
Open Book runs classes, workshops and events for readers, writers, and thinkers. We also run the Open Book Bookstore with a wide selection of new books.
Let's Play Books! is a small children's and general bookstore with books and some toys/games for ages infant through Young Adult, and we now carry more adult titles than ever. We may not have every book, but we do have a selection of hand picked titles and can always help you find the right book. We also offer a ton of programs and events: author visits, story times, play/game times, art/activities, and general silliness.
Now and Then Books is a bookstore featuring gently used and collectible books. We are located at 56 South 4th Street, (Corner of 4th and Broad St.) Emmaus, Pennsylvania. We sell used fiction of all flavors, including science fiction & fantasy, horror, mysteries & thrillers, children's & young adult, romance, contemporary fiction & literature, mass-market paperbacks, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, audiobooks, and collectibles. We also carry a small selection of new books and a variety of gift items for booklovers.
The seeds of Pressed began with a passion for discovering quality through the five senses, whether in the experience of examining a beautifully printed book or of enjoying an artfully crafted mug of coffee. The experience of shopping should be a pleasing process of making discoveries. At Pressed, we aim to provide our community an old-fashioned tactile shopping experience, with a fresh style.
Werner Books is a new and used bookstore. We also offer a paperback exchange program that allows you to bring in your previously read paperbacks and earn credit towards your next purchase of used books.
We are a community-oriented bookshop nestled in the Eagleview Town Center. Visit us for new, used and rare books, delicious coffee and personalized recommendations.
We are a locally-owned family business. Please stop in to see us for some great deals on books and more. In addition to new releases and best sellers, we have a huge selection of new bargain books that are ticketed at 40% to 80% off list price.
A boutique bookstore designed for those who love their books as much as they love to read! A carefully chosen, curated inventory of best sellers, new releases, old favorites and bookstore recommendations. We want to experience the joy of reading with you!
CBW carries books for children from infancy through high school, as well as an eclectic selection of books for grown-ups. We love working with you and your children. We are always happy to order any in-print book you need
Welcome to the booklover's bookstore, where you'll find an ever-changing selection of over 60,000 new and used titles to lift the mind and stir the soul at the lowest prices imaginable. You name it, we've got it! From new releases and bestsellers to counter-culture classics, hard-to-find titles, textbooks, antiquarian beauties and backlogs of your favorite authors - all at prices so low - you can create your own economic stimulus plan!
Since our humble beginnings at the Four Season's Flea Market in Youngstown, OH, we have grown into Western Pennsylvania's only full service, independently owned, bookstore. We now have two locations in Hermitage, PA and Grove City, PA. Being local ourselves, we realized the need for a bookstore in our community to support book lovers. We also strongly believe that reading is a valuable part of our children's education. So it is our goal to provide a great selection of titles at affordable prices for our community. Many thanks to all of our customers who have supported us and our staff!
Serving the community since 2008. We travel to find the best gently used fiction and nonfiction for all interests and ages. We refresh our inventory with new arrivals every week!
Bookish caters to lovers of books and bookish gifts. You will find beautiful greeting cards, candles, pins, framed literary quotes, stickers, and other items that make this store “a reader’s haven."
Graybill's Old and Used Book Barn! 40,000+ books and paperbacks. We also have postcards, comics, audio books, sheet music, paper items, small antiques, and dishes, records, old bottles, toys, games, and crafts.
Located in downtown Kutztown since 2012, Firefly Bookstore is an independently-owned and operated new and used bookstore. We have almost 3000 square feet of space for over 65,000 items. We carry a great selection of titles including large sections of children's books, general fiction, sci-fi, mystery and thrillers, religion & metaphysics, cooking, history and biography. We have a selection of antiquarian titles and fine bindings. We also carry board games and puzzles (both new and used), toys, buttons, magnets, small gifts, note cards and each year, a large selection of calendars. We offer a range of services and host regular events. Check our website for the store calendar.
Offering a full range of gently used, rare, and antiquarian books, with many volumes of scholarly merit. Chockablock with the quaint, the curious, and the utterly obscure. Our inventory is housed in a cozy two-story barn and lean-to adjacent to an historic creamery nestled along the Mill Creek. Appraisals, search service. Open by appointment/chance April-December, closed winters.
The Lahaska Bookshop, the sister store of the Doylestown Bookshop, provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere, wide selections of books for all ages, magazines and gifts, and a staff of knowledgeable, wildly-enthusiastic booksellers.
We're a new & used bookstore conveniently located next to Grand Central Bagel. We sell Harney & Sons teas, and PA Fudge. Come check us out!
DogStar Books is an open-shop used and rare bookstore, and art gallery. We have been buying and selling scholarly, antiquarian and better books, unusual paper, music and images since 1991. We feature a full size gallery space where we feature dynamic exhibits of local and regional artists, open poetry readings, and author appearances and readings.
The Black Reserve Bookstore is not just a book or retail store. It's an experience but not just any experience: a black experience. Come get to know us.
Serving the greater Harrisburg area for more than 30 years, The Bookworm Bookstore is "your personal bookstore." Our wide assortment of rare and pre-owned hardback and paperback books includes children's books, art, religion, literature, classics, poetry, music, romance, cookbooks, westerns, history, gardening, science fiction, suspense, local interest, and much, much more! Working in partnership with Scheffey Custom Framing, we also sell unique matted prints or can assist with framing your own personal items.
Paperback Exchange carries a large selection of used and new paperbacks in over 25 genres. All of our used books sell for 50% off the listed price. Customers bringing in books for trade will receive 20% of the cover price (maximum trade credit given $2.50) in trade credit to use towards the purchase of used books. New books sell for 20% off the cover price. We offer a New Book Club Card. Purchase 12 new books; get 1 free!
Mondragon is a small and intimate space with nooks and crannies full of used books. Our selection is great and our prices are thrifty. We welcome the curious and the creative, answer-seekers and story-tellers, and everyone in between.
Cool and eclectic, we offer books, teas , candles, bath products, housewares, books, ladies accessories, children's stuff, books, jewelry, and leather goods!
Aaron's Books is Lancaster County's Independent Bookstore, with a wide selection of new and gently used books!
Tattered Corners New and Used Bookstore opened its doors in 2001. We are a full service, community minded bookstore carrying a lot of everything, including both new and used books, and a large selection of children’s books from baby board books to young adult literature. Please stop in and check out our collection of over 30,000 books.
Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop has specialized in mystery, spy, thriller and horror books since 1990. Our inventory also includes true crime/forensics. Located in south central Pennsylvania, our shelves are filled with new and used books by authors ranging from Agatha Christie to Arthur Conan Doyle, James Patterson to Tess Gerritsen. We offer themed gift baskets starting at $30. On our website, you can order anything from books on antiques and collectibles to gardening.
Aaron's Books is Lancaster County's Independent Bookstore, with a wide selection of new and gently used books!
Local used bookstore with rows of gently used/like new paperback, hardback, and trade size fiction. Sorted by genre and author. True Crime, Mystery, War, Sci-Fi, Children's, Cookbooks, Romance & much more.
Opened in 2002, Character Development is a brick & mortar bookstore featuring children’s books for babies through young adults. We offer all genres of fiction and nonfiction with an emphasis on education, the arts, science, nature, and people, places & cultures. We also have a wide range of toys and educational items that complement our books and foster a child’s desire to read, play, explore, imagine, and create, while also promoting a lifelong reverence for people, animals, and the environment.
Primarily a themed new and used bookstore specializing in speculative fiction. We share space with local crafts-people and also serve coffee.
We are a large family run independent bookstore that has been in business for 47 years. We are a general purpose bookstore with a large selection of small presses. We have a cat.
Newtown Bookshop is an independent bookshop with its location in the Village of Newtown Shopping Center. We offer a great selection of books, unique gifts and greeting cards and a staff that helps you find that perfect book!
Celebrating 25 years of serving mystery lovers everywhere we're an independent bookshop located in the small town of Oakmont, PA. While our first love is the mystery genre, we've begun to expand our general interest and children's books sections. We also host a wide range of author events throughout the city of Pittsburgh.
Rare Book Dealer specializing in first editions, signed and inscribed books, documents and manuscripts. Locations in New York, Las Vegas and Philadelphia.
Diverse books for a diverse community. We ship special orders Mondays and Thursdays, and everything in stock with our distributor will come in the next day.
Bindlestiff Books is a volunteer-run neighborhood bookstore in West Philadelphia, with a carefully selected array of new and discounted (but still new) books. We have children’s books, literary fiction, graphic novels, art, cookbooks, history, labor studies, politics, and much more, and we host author events throughout the year. We’re at 4530 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19143, just two blocks from Clark Park.
Book Corner was established in 1991 as a program of the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia, an independent not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for library services for city residents in every neighborhood. We offer an eclectic selection of new, rare, out-of-print, and quality used, publicly donated books.
Come in and browse our beautiful selection of children's books, literature, poetry, art books, graphic novels, rare and limited edition ephemera, and much more. A place to discover wonderful books and hidden gems. Specializing in lovely or rare editions and artfully-created books.
There's no better place to see the breadth and depth of LGBT culture. Our staff has, collectively, more than 100 years' experience with our books, magazines, and movies. Our regular announcements of new books and movies comprise the most up to date and complete listings of materials in our subjects available anywhere. Our website, broken into lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual sections, organizes by year and subject (fiction, parenting, etc.) almost all the books we've received going back about five years.
Independent bookshop & writing space celebrating female writers, activists, and artists.
Straddling two historic Philadelphia communities, Society Hill and Queen Village, Head House Books was founded in 2005 because we believe no community is complete without the inspiration and idea exchange that only a locally owned, independent bookstore can provide.
Our new store provides us a cozy location to sell books and host events as a means of supporting the Chestnut Hill Library. These sales replace the revenue generated by the weekly used book sale in the Community room of the Library. We take care to consistently restock inventory and line our shelves with books we think you'll love. For us this is a community project that benefits a public good. We're locals here, ourselves. Hilltop is run by a dedicated team of volunteers—your neighbors. We're here for the love of books, libraries, and lifelong learning. Ask us for a recommendation, and we'll gush about our favorite titles the way an algorithm can't. Enjoy your visit to Hilltop.
Our shop is located on two floors of a quiet, comfortable Victorian house on the edge of the University of Pennsylvania campus. The large stock of general and scholarly books is divided between new and used, and is well-organized and categorized.
Established in 1951, Joseph Fox Bookshop is a general independent bookstore in the beautiful Rittenhouse Square area of downtown Philadelphia.
50,000+ used books, DVDs, CDs, lps fill a series of 19th century workshops one block from South Street, and a few blocks from Independence Hall. We swap books.
Neighborhood Books is a independent bookstore selling mostly used books, but also offering a small selection of brand new titles. We also have our own line of author and title inspired T-shirts. The store is located in the Rittenhouse Square/Penn Medicine area of Center City, Philadelphia, and is open seven days a week, closed major holidays.
- Title Link Novel Idea on Passyunk
- Address 1 1726 E. Passyunk Ave.
- Phone (267) 764-1202
- Type Primarily new with some used books
- Specialty Children's, LGBT, Literary, Metaphysical/New Age, Regional
- Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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A community-minded bookstore and event space in South Philadelphia with a focus on local writers, presses, and artisans.
Since 1987, Pilothouse Nautical Books and Charts has served the informational needs of the yachtsman, the fisherman, and the professional mariner, and all people who have an interest in ships, boats, and the sea.
We provide a wide selection of books, gifts, and children's and women's apparel at great prices with friendly customer service.
At a moment where people are being divided and neighborhoods are being dismantled, Uncle Bobbie’s is a community space designed for sharing, building, learning, laughing, debating, eating and building. Cool People. Dope Books. Great Coffee.
- Title Link Wooden Shoe Books & Records
- Address 1 704 South St.
- Phone (215) 413-0999
- Type Primarily new with some used books
- Specialty Alternative/Political, Children's, Feminist
- Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
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Founded in 1976, the Wooden Shoe is an all volunteer, collectively-run, anarchist book store. Functioning within a system we oppose, we seek to be an example of one way things can function without anyone commanding or forcing us to think or act a certain way. We have neither bosses nor managers and make all of our decisions through consensus rather than majority rule voting so as to empower those involved. We also identify as an infoshop, meaning that we serve as a space for people to gather, learn, and find out more about like-minded activities happening in their communities.
We buy and sell used books and records as well as carrying cards and gifts and new books too.
City Books is Pittsburgh’s oldest used bookstore. We are a small, friendly shop with an emphasis on both old-world charm and modern customer service. Located on Pittsburgh’s Northside, City Books is conveniently within walking distance of the region’s premier attractions.
Indie bookstore specializing in international literature and works in translation. The project of City of Asylum Pittsburgh.
Classic Lines is the place in Squirrel Hill for buying new and used books, vintage housewares, home decor, fine art, gifts, gardenalia, and more.
Supporting individual creators, self-publishers, and small presses while offering a curated collection of the best in comics, literature, art, music and cinema, and hosting author events. An oasis at the crossroads of culture.
Riverstone Books is your neighborhood independent bookstore offering a complete range of books for all ages, and hosting author events and book clubs.
Located in the Pines Shops at Pines Plaza in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, The Tiny Bookstore has 300 square feet of bestsellers, new books, used books, gifts, and toys.